Saturday, July 02, 2005

SCA restores 3000 artefacts in 3 years
"The activities of the executive committee for setting up the Nubia Museum in Asswan and the Civilization Museum in Fustat (Old Cairo) started yesterday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Meantime, the Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA) Secretary- General Zahi Hawas said that Egypt exerts tremendous efforts for restoring the smuggled antiques from abroad, noting that three thousand artifacts were restored during the past three years. Moreover, Egypt demanded restoring Rosetta stone that is on show in the British Museum and Nefertiti bust that is on show in Berlin Museum and the Zodiac in Louvre". This is the complete SIS article.

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